Otávio Raposo holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). He studied sociology at the New University of Lisbon and completed a Master's in Urban Anthropology at ISCTE-IUL and Rovirai Virgili University in Spain. He is currently a Post-doctoral Researcher on segregation and citizenship at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL). He has worked on several research projects related to urban culture, youth, sociability, lifestyles, ethnicity, immigration and visual anthropology and has written several articles on such topics.
Otávio Raposo directed the documentary
Nu Bai: Lisbon's black rap.